Archive for the ‘Making a Difference’ Category

Steward of the Future: Chad Stahl

Chad Stahl

Focusing on the impact of certain stem cells on lifetime fat, muscle and bone growth in pigs, Dr. Chad Stahl’s research has implications for human nutrition and related conditions such as osteoporosis and obesity. In this short YouTube video, the animal scientist discusses his work.

Steward of the Future: Rodolphe Barrangou

Rodolphe Barrangou

A DNA cutting technology has changed the world of genetic studies, advancing food and agriculture, biotechnology and medical industries. In this short video, Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou discusses the CRISPR technology used in his lab in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences.

Making a Difference: Food production

The world population is projected to reach 9.5 billion by 2050. Between now and then, we will need to produce more food than we have in the previous 10,000 years. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members are hard at work examining the critical questions and developing innovative solutions to the grand challenge of feeding the world.

Improving the cassava plant

Linda Hanley-Bowdoin

Cassava is Africa’s number two crop and a major source of calories for 700 million people, but it’s highly susceptible to pathogens such as cassava mosaic disease. With African colleagues and students, Dr. Linda Hanley-Bowdoin of NC State University’s College of Agriculture conducts basic research aimed at gaining a better basic molecular-level understanding of viruses and how they affect cassava.

Making a Difference for the Environment

North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Environmental Expertise

North Carolina’s economy and the quality of life here are linked inextricably with its natural resources — the air, the land and the water upon which we all depend. Thus, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences places a priority on teaching, research and extension education programs that help protect the environment today and into the future.

Pest management

Emily Meineke

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Environmental Expertise: Pest Management

Land and water

Darcey Martin and R.N. Harris Elementary School students.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Environmental Expertise: Land and Water


Drs. Heike Sederoff and Amy Grunden

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Environmental Expertise: Energy

Environmental health

Dr. Heather Patisaul

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Environmental Experts Robert Anholt William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Biology and Genetics 919-515-2273 Studies oxidative stress and neurogenetic networks in an insect model as a way to understand genetic and environmental factors related to the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease James Bonner Associate Professor Environmental and Molecular Toxicology […]


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Environmental Expertise

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